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Going live, going big

He'll be joined by former Kelowna mayor Walter Gray, who will offer some perspective on the action as the numbers roll in. We'll also have...

Flood relief effort lauded

Kelowna city councillors took turns Monday applauding the efforts of emergency personnel, city residents and those manning the Emergency Operations Centre in wake of the...

Hundreds out for hockey

A current and former mayor have come out in support of Kelowna-Lake Country incumbent Norm Letnick. Lake Country Mayor James Baker and former Kelowna mayor...

Mayors endorse Letnick

A current and former mayor have come out in support of Kelowna-Lake Country incumbent Norm Letnick. Lake Country Mayor James Baker and former Kelowna mayor...

Water expansion approved

Calling it a good day for water users in the South East portion of Kelowna, Mayor Colin Basran led the council charge in approving Phase...

Coming to babies' rescue

A Kelowna organization has raised enough money to care for eight babies who were recently rescued from a baby-trafficking ring in India. East Meets West...

Kettle Valley 1, developer 0

Staff argued the area already has more park space than any other neighbourhood in the city, a point made by Mayor Colin Basran, one of...

Wrong place for industrial

The way has been paved for a new mixed-use commercial building on St. Paul Street in downtown Kelowna. City council Monday unanimously approved a ...

Kelowna to silver screen

An orphanage in India supported by a Kelowna charity is getting a huge boost in awareness, thanks to a major motion picture that is gaining...

Kelowna to silver screen

An orphanage in India supported by a Kelowna charity is getting a huge boost in awareness, thanks to a major motion picture that is gaining...

An emotional journey

A Kelowna city councillor says she's been deeply touched by a journey to visit impoverished children in India who are being helped by an Okanagan...

Busy week at UBCM

It will be a busy week for municipal politicians attending next week's Union of BC Municipalities convention in Victoria. Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and West...

Watch a live rescue

Last year Kelowna city councillors Tracy Gray and Luke Stack acted as simulated victims, rescued for the demonstration. Other events include face painting, a bouncy...

Saying thanks with cash

"These much-welcome donations will help purchase equipment and support programs to benefit the paid-on-call departments," said regional board chair Gail Given. “On behalf of the...

Chopper stuffed with food

Started by Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, the One Bag Challenge has grown from a bag, to two bags, to a trunk and now an entire...

ALR and RVs: a failed test

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran calls a decision to open up agricultural land to RVs a failed experiment. Council took the first step to ending that...

Hotel tax bump OK'd

Luke Stack did ask whether it would have been wise to keep the room rate lower to attract more visitors. "Hotels have to agree to...

Tolko should clean up its act

It is time for the citizens of Kelowna to demand Tolko Mills to clean up their act if they wish to be respected in this...

Christy accepts challenge

Castanet reporter Wayne Moore issued the challenge to the premier yesterday, after he was nominated by Kelowna Coun. Maxine DeHart. Earlier this week, Kelowna Mayor...

Taking the challenge

Earlier this week, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran started what is quickly becoming the city's version of the ice bucket challenge. The One Bag Challenge came...

Mayoral challenge

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran has issued a challenge to ensure the shelves at the Central Okanagan Food Bank are never left bare. As a play...

A fruitful flying experience

“Not only will Farm to Flight bring new opportunity and national reach for local farmers but it'll bring awareness of Kelowna to tourist hubs all...

Inaction speaks volumes

... government level has prompted one Kelowna city councillor to abandon his fight against excessively noisy motorcycles and other vehicles. While seeking comment on efforts...

Photo: City of Kelowna

Luke Stack reminded council. He said he heard from people from Ontario and the Lower Mainland who saw accounts of the debate. "There is no...

Hefty hikes for bureaucrats

For nine of those, that wage is on top of their remuneration from other council's in the Central Okanagan. Chairwoman Gail Given received a remuneration...

Ogie lost his head

But, despite the tongue-in-cheek protestations of Mayor Colin Basran, that's just what the Kelowna Museum did during a presentation to city council earlier this week.

A 'win' for renters

The additional units will be located between the current six-storey building and the commercial development, which is currently under construction. "Yahoo. That's all I can...

'A win, win, win'

Maxine DeHart emphatically. "I think this is a win, win, win. I think it's a win because, of course, it's rental units, and I think...

City denies farm 'hotel'

Kelowna city council spent nearly 90 minutes debating an issue in which, technically, it has no jurisdiction. The debate ... Luke Stack. "That minister sits...

Mayor takes to Twitter today

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran will take to Twitter this afternoon to have a conversation with residents about a new community vision for the city. The...

Pursuit of 'Moola'

To steal a basketball phrase, Mayor Colin Basran calls Kelowna's pursuit of a lucrative tech company a full-court-press. Basran, who has never been shy in...

Ready for games in Taipei

I know you will do a tremendous job representing our city,” said Kelowna mayor Colin Basran. “I know you have all been working hard, training...

Council nixes hotel, for now

"I'm sure there is (wiggle room). There always is," he said. Councillors Sieben and Given voted in favour of the development. Coun. Luck Stack was...

In mourning together

She says that is one of the reasons why the pride society is so grateful Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran supports their community. “He wants Kelowna...

Photo: Pinstripe Productions

In its fifth year in Kelowna, a charitable fundraiser for Special Olympics called motionball Marathon of Sport will be held Saturday, and it is shaping...

More support for seniors

“We're pleased to partner with Interior Health to make this new program for West Kelowna a reality. The Providence Vista adult day program will greatly...

New marina opens

... and for showing your vote of confidence for what we're trying to do as a council, to make Kelowna the most incredible place in...

Rally against trade deal

They came with hats, they came with signs, they came with the TPP on their minds. The Council of Canadians rallied Tuesday outside Kelowna City...

Council supports new taxi

Kelowna city council has given its stamp of approval to a request by Sun Cabs to add a "fleet" of taxis to city streets. ...

Castanet building revealed

It makes me wonder whether we are under-developing this site," said Gray. "We do want to have development and densification," she added. Mayor Colin Basran...

Having a ball raising money

Guests were on their feet as Mayor Colin Basran crooned the crowd with an impromptu Tragically Hip performance. Held at The Delta Grand Okanagan, Daffodil...

Ready, set, bike to work

Riders will come from neighborhoods throughout Kelowna to the Landmark Centre to kick-off Bike to Work Week. Mayor Colin Basran and councillors Tracy Gray, Luke...

Park society denies charge

"He questioned an invoice to the City of Kelowna for a permit for May Days, said Sanderson. "Who is going to get this money? The...

Sustainable and green

Mayor Colin Basran says Central Green will focus on a pedestrian friendly environments and green buildings. “The City of Kelowna is working on LEED neighbourhood...

Imagine Kelowna's future

“This initiative is a historical opportunity to direct the future of our community, and is incredibly important for citizens of all ages to get involved...

Wood glasses and more

It was great to see our Mayor Colin Basran, Councillor Ryan Donn and Tracy Gray supporting this event and maybe next year they too could...

Free parking for hybrids

“I believe in incentives – the carrot rather than the stick,” he said. One of the major challenges to getting an electric car is a...

Sign is Paramount

Mayor Colin Basran said he's disappointed to see the theatre go, and he added having a cinema is a strong part of the downtown experience.

Anthony von Mandl

O.B.C., Bill Redmond and Dr. Rita Winkler will be named Honorary Fellows of Okanagan College during Convocation ceremonies on June 4, in Kelowna. Von...

Photo: Google Street View

That's the message former Kelowna fire Chief Gerry Zimmermann would pass on to his brethren fighting a devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. Zimmermann was...